ANTIGONISH: Police located the remains of two men from Antigonish County last week following separate incidents.
At 11:54 p.m. on November 7, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a missing person call at Ballantynes Cove Wharf Road. The caller reported a man had been out fishing, and had docked his boat, but the caller was not able to find the man.
RCMP officers met members of the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department and EHS at the scene. A search of the immediate area was conducted, and the body of the missing man was located in the water, near his boat. The man was not wearing a life jacket when he was found. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service will conduct an autopsy today, and the investigation is ongoing.
The deceased man is a 33-year old from Cape George.
Also on November 7, a 65-year-old Havre Boucher man told his family he was going fishing at 4 p.m. He didn’t return home that evening, and by approximately noon on November 8, family members searched the area and located the man’s truck, submerged at the end of the wharf in Havre Boucher.
Antigonish District RCMP responded, and were assisted by the Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department. The RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team was called to assist with the recovery of the vehicle, which was in approximately 15 feet of water.
The body of the missing man was discovered inside the submerged truck at approximately 9:45 p.m. on November 8. The vehicle was also recovered. An autopsy is being conducted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service. Foul play is not suspected, and the investigation is ongoing.